Tree of Life
The Tree of Life symbolizes many things, including wisdom, protection, strength, bounty, beauty, and redemption. The tree's three main systems of roots, trunk and branches parallel human development of body, psyche and spirit. This cross cultural symbol is seen as a powerful symbol of growth, as the tree is the only living thing that continues to grow throughout its lifetime. The tree is also a symbol for the true self and serves as a positive, healthy model for the unfolding development of both psyche and spirit. As we grow and develop, a larger and more mature personality emerges and begins to flower and fruit, providing its gifts and bounties to the wider world.